The Mummy Receiving an Official Video Game Tie-in

Released earlier this year to mixed reviews, The Mummy ended its run with a worldwide total of $407,778,013, making it not quite the huge blockbuster that Universal were hoping for. How its slightly disappointing performance will affect the future of the Dark Universe remains to be seen, although the franchise will soon be expanding into the medium of video games with The Mummy Demastered.

The 16-bit sidescrolling adventure was heavily inspired by the Castlevania franchise, as you can probably tell from the trailer below. Players will take control of an agent working for Prodigium, the monster-hunting organization led by Russell Crowe’s Dr. Jekyll, as you go up against the armies of Princess Ahmanet. Polygon were lucky enough to interview director Austin Ivansmith, who said that the game will focus on Prodigium because of the fact that the organization will go on to play a huge part in future Dark Universe films:

“Prodigium is going to be a unifying element through all the films. They’re like the Knights Templar; they’ve existed for centuries and are following monsters, trying to keep track of them and keep evil at bay. In the film, the Prodigium agents are dressed in nondescript street clothes to keep a low profile. But in our game they have to go head to head with the monsters under Ahmanet’s control, so it made sense for these agents to gear up to send in the best of the best in S.W.A.T. or riot gear, because you can potentially die …”

The Mummy Demastered was developed by WayForward in collaboration with Universal Pictures, and will be available on the PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC sometime this fall.

The Mummy Demastered Teaser Trailer
A powerful ancient evil has arisen, and the war to save humanity has begun! The Mummy Demastered throws you into a 16-bit-inspired battle against the undead in a 2D, nonlinear, action-packed adventure. As an elite agent in the monster-hunting Prodigium organization, you must use a variety of weapons, upgrades, and mysterious artifacts to defend mankind against the supernatural hordes of Princess Ahmanet. Your Prodigium unit is already on the scene, but HQ lost contact with them hours ago. Only by exploring tombs, forests, abandoned tunnels, and the cursed streets of London will you discover the fate of your allies. But beware – Ahmanet commands legions of undead, insects, plague-ridden vermin, and worse! If you’re not careful, you’ll be the next soul in her army.

Key Features:
Stunning retro-inspired graphics and atmospheric chiptune soundtrack

Shoot-’em-up action meets exploration-based adventuring

Fight for survival against swarms of horrifying enemies and bosses

Obliterate monsters with an arsenal of weapons including grenades, a flamethrower and more

Uncover and collect 50 hidden relics

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